Chair in Computational Neurobiology
Career in summary
- Currently Professor of Computational Neurobiology within the
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, School of Informatics,
University of Edinburgh.
- PhD thesis, "Models of Distributed Associative Memory", completed
in 1971 at the University of Edinburgh under the supervisor of
- Began career in 1970 as a Research Fellow in the Theoretical
Psychology Unit, School of Artificial Intelligence, University of
Edinburgh, before moving to the Max-Planck Institut fuer
Biophysikalische Chemie, Goettingen, Germany in 1973.
- Joined the MRC as a Training Fellow in 1977, based at the National
Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, and became a Staff
Member in 1980.
- In 1984, became a member of MRC Scientific Staff, based at the
Department of Zoology, then in 1988 joined the Centre for Cognitive
Science (both at the University of Edinburgh)
- Promoted to MRC Professor equivalent in 1996, and awarded an
Honorary Professorship within the Faculty of Science, University of
- From 1998-2004, was the Head of the Institute for Adaptive and
Neural Computation, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
- September 2006, awarded a Personal Chair in Computational
Neurobiology within the School of Informatics.
Membership of selected committees/other professional tasks
- 2007 onwards, UK Representative on the International
Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility arising from membership of the
OECD Working Group in Neuroinformatics for the Global Megascience
- 2003-2007, Chairman of EPSRC/MRC/BBSRC UK Network in
- 2002-2008, UK Member of Selection Committee and subsequently
Advisory Boards of the Bernstein Computational Neuroscience Centres,
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany.
- 2003-2008, Member of International Advisory Council for RIKEN
Brain Science Institute, Japan.
- 1998-2005: Editor-in-Chief of Network: Computation in Neural Systems.
- 2002: Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics
- 2000: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
- 1992: Awarded the IEEE Neural Networks Council Pioneer medal, for
valued services and contributions to the field of neural